Wrestlers in Halls of Fame

If anyone can contribute to this please do, just starting
Will list wrestlers, promoters, others who tried wrestling etc.

Ontario natives or regulars, Name of HOF, link

EARL MCCREADY
Canada's Sports HOF
http://www.sportshall.ca/stories.html?proID=237&catID=&lang=EN

ANGELO MOSCA
Ontario Sports HOF
Hamilton Sports HOF
CFL HOF
http://www.oshof.ca/index.php/honoured-members/item/126-angelo-mosca
https://hamiltonsportshalloffame.com/angelo-mosca/
http://www.cfhof.ca/members/angelo-mosca/

JOE MAICH
Brantford Area Sports Hall
https://www.brantfordareasportshall.ca/members/inductees/wrestling/Joe-Maich

BILLY BOWMAN aka Major Tom Thumb
Brantford Area Sports Hall
https://www.brantfordareasportshall.ca/members/inductees/wrestling/Billy-Bowman

JOE CHRISTIE
Brantford Area Sports Hall
https://www.brantfordareasportshall.ca/members/inductees/wrestling/Joe-Kayorie

WHIPPER WATSON
Ontario Sports HOF
http://www.oshof.ca/index.php/honoured-members/item/106-whipper-billy-watson

BILLY STACK
Clarington Sports HOF
https://www.clarington.net/en/be-active/sports-hall-of-fame.asp
https://www.facebook.com/clarmus/posts/the-clarington-sports-hall-of-fame-celebrates-its-2016-class-of-inductees-at-the/1249200331788546/

BRONKO NAGURSKI
Pro Football HOF
http://www.profootballhof.com/players/bronko-nagurski/

LIONEL CONACHER
Canada's Sports HOF
Hockey HOF
http://www.sportshall.ca/hall-of-famers/hall-of-famers-search.html?proID=98&catID=all&lang=
https://www.hhof.com/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/LegendsMember.jsp?type=Player&mem=P199401&list=ByName

DOUG HEPBURN 
Canada's Sports HOF-
http://www.sportshall.ca/hall-of-famers/hall-of-famers-search.html?proID=290&catID=all&lang=

BILL CURRY
North Bay Sports HOF
http://www.northbaysportshalloffame.ca/Inductee.aspx?ID=268

HERB PARKS
North Bay Sports HOF
http://www.northbaysportshalloffame.ca/Inductee.aspx?ID=140

DINTY PARKS
North Bay Sports HOF
http://www.northbaysportshalloffame.ca/Inductee.aspx?ID=257

TONY PARISI
Niagara Falls Virtual Sports Wall Of Fame
http://www.nflibrary.ca/nfplindex/show.asp?id=287522

DICK HUFFMAN
CFL HOF
http://www.cfhof.ca/members/richard-dick-huffman/




PHOTOS: Dory Funk Jr. defends NWA title: 1973; Gary Will's TWH

PHOTOS: Dory Funk Jr. defends NWA title: 1973

On February 11, 1973, Dory Funk Jr. successfully defended the NWA world heavyweight title at Maple Leaf Gardens against challenger Johnny Valentine.



A good portion of the match consisted of Valentine holding Funk in a front face-lock, but February 11 would turn out not to be Valentine's day, as Funk would come back to win the match in 28:12. Reported attendance was 14,000. The referee is Tiger Tasker.


You can see in the photos how the crowd lights would go out during the matches, leaving only the lights above the ring. You can also see the famous Gardens ramp in the background.

-by Gary Will